School: Drumgoose (roll number 17044)

Drumgoose, Co. Monaghan
G. Mac Giolla Phádraig
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0931, Page 164

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0931, Page 164

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  1. 1. It is considered unlucky to throw out the ashes while the churn dash is in the churn.
    2. It is unlucky to meet a red-haired man or woman when going to a fair or going a journey.
    3. If you move into a new house on Saturday you will have bad luck.
    9. If you lend anything or give anything away on New Year's Day all your good luck will go with it.
    10. If you spill salt accidentally you will have bad luck. If will help to ward off the bad luck if you throw a pinch of it over your left shoulder for the fairies.
    11. It is unlucky to take white-thorn blossom into the house.
    12. It is unlucky to take broom into the house.
    13. It is unlucky to strike a person with a base-ball stick.
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      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)